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Motivation and Concept

Following the paradigm of many education activities moving online over the past year, we are starting an initiative across institutions for an educational Bio+Med+Vis platform. The purpose is to build a growing curriculum that will bridge the domains of biological, medical, and biomedical visualization. Study materials from diverse fields in biomedical visualization will be collected at different levels of detail and with varying required preliminary knowledge. As a starting point, we are organizing Bio+Med+Vis Spring, a Spring school, which will offer a set of talks on various visualization subjects from prestigious and established biomedical visualization researchers, addressing different life sciences domains. Bio+Med+Vis Spring is a unique opportunity for students to meet experts from all facets of our field.

Bio+Med+Vis Spring Format

  • A one-week spring school, which will offer a set of talks on selected topics, practical tutorials, and clinical/industrial/mentoring talks.
  • The talks will be presented “live” at the event, followed by a live Q&A session. Live talks will also be recorded and made available on the educational platform after the event.
  • Selected topics will focus on basic theoretical and on specific application aspects, preselected by the organizational committee.

Who is the target audience?

The spring school is primarily aimed at M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Computer Science (but not limited to these), who want to learn more about the principles and challenges in visualization, targeting Life Sciences applications.

What do we expect from the participants?

No preliminary knowledge of biomedical visualization is necessary. The majority of the talks do not require any prerequisites. The first Bio+Med+Vis Spring will be free of charge, including access to the educational platform, where all materials will be available after the end of the spring school week. Regarding course credits, participants from different institutions might have different requirements, which would be very difficult for us to unify. Therefore, we leave it up to the discretion of the mentor/supervisor to determine appropriate credit levels, if any. We will provide participation certificates on demand.

Registration and more information

Please visit our webpage for more information and registration details: To join us, please fill in the registration form before May 3rd, 2021.

Organization Committee

Johanna Beyer (Harvard University, USA)
Jan Byška (Masaryk University, CZ & University of Bergen, NO)
Ingrid Hotz (Linköping University, SE)
Barbora Kozlíková (Masaryk University, CZ)
Torsten Möller (University of Vienna, AT)
Renata Georgia Raidou (University of Groningen, NL & TU Wien, AT)
Noeska Smit (University of Bergen & Haukeland University Hospital, NO)
Hsiang-Yun Wu (TU Wien, AT)